154
Highway Crossing Signal
1945 - 1969


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History
The 154 Highway Crossing Signal was a carryover item from Lionel's prewar era. Originally produced between 1940 and 1942, Lionel resumed its production in 1945 immediately after the end of World War II. The Highway Signal remained basically unchanged from 1945 until the end of postwar production in 1969. It is a common item to locate.

Features
Features of the 154 Highway Signal include: black painted base, silver pole, white crossbuck sign with black lettering, two red lights plus a small 'STOP' sign on the pole with white letters on a black base.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
Throughout its 25 years of production, the 154 only encountered two minor changes. Both are assumed to have occured in 1950. In that year, the red light bulbs changed from a screw-in base to a bayonet base. Additionally, the crossbuck sign was changed from die-cast metal to plastic.

Die-cast Crossbuck Sign - Earlier production, assumed to run from 1945 to 1949. Slightly harder to locate than the post 1949 version.
Plastic Crossbuck Sign - Shown in the photo above - Assumed to be production from 1950 to 1969. This is the more common version.

154 Highway Crossing Signal
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Die-cast Crossbuck Sign 1945 - 1949:Art Deco 1945 - 1947
Plasic Crossbuck Sign 1950 - 1969:Middle Classic1949 - 1955
~ ~ ~ ~~:OPS Stamped1952
~ ~ ~ ~~:Cellophane Front with Insert1966

Inventory For Sale
The following inventory is available for sale from our website sponsors.

154 Highway Crossing Signal
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Available inventory as of Wed Apr 23 03:00:01 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7/OB$ 56.00Now available for sale is a clean, all-original, fully tested and ready to set up highway signal. There is no rust nor damage, but there are minor marks on the post (as seen in the photos). Also included is the original track activator and box.
All Aboard Train Shoppe9/OB$145.00Here's a beautiful, all-original highway signal that has been fully cleaned, tested and works perfectly. Also included is the rare circle cardboard insert and a factory sealed packing envelope!
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Historical Sales
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.

Sales History
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SponsorConditionPriceDateComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe6+/OB$ 63.00Mon May 28 08:45:53 2012 Here is the 1950 version of the Highway Signal with a plastic crossbuck. Also included with the accessory are original instructions (dated 1950), packing envelope (also dated 1950) and a postwar track activator and original box.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$ 64.00Mon Feb 13 06:45:31 2012 Here's a complete, all original highway signal from the mid-1940's. Also included is a solid Art Deco box, track activator, packing envelope and instructions dated 1946. The exterior paint is clean, crisp and not nicked, chipped nor flaking.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$ 65.00Sun Jul 15 07:17:58 2012 Here's a complete, original highway signal from 1949. The signal is in great condition, almost graded an 8! Also included is an original box, track activator, packing envelope and instructions dated 1949. The exterior paint is clean, crisp and not nicked nor chipped.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8+/OB$ 98.00Sat Dec 28 19:53:06 2013 Here's a gorgeous, all-original Highway Signal. The signal has been tested and works perfectly. Also included is the original Bold Classic box and many extras as originally sold by Lionel.
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Related Paper Products For Sale
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DescriptionSheet #DateConditionPriceComments
How to Operate No. 154 Crossing Signal154-202 / 19658+$ 5.00This is one of the more common instructions from 1950. It's complete and free of writing, stains and tears.
How to Operate No. 154 Crossing Signal154-204 / 19658+$ 21.00Here's one of the harder-to-find instructions from the mid 1960's. This one is complete, no tear, writing nor stains and in nice condition.
How to Operate No. 154 Crossing Signal154-202 / 19658+$ 5.00This is one of the more common instructions from 1950. It's complete and free of writing, stains and tears.
How to Operate No. 154 Crossing Signal154-204 / 19658+$ 21.00Here's one of the harder-to-find instructions from the mid 1960's. This one is complete, no tear, writing nor stains and in nice condition.
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